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No. 4 Wrestling Downs No. 11 York, Cortland In Tri-Meet

CORTLAND, N.Y. - Springfield College, ranked fourth nationally in Division III, won two matches in a tri-meet with 11th-ranked York College (Pa.) and host SUNY Cortland on Tuesday afternoon. The Pride (4-0) defeated York, 23-10, and Cortland, 30-11. Cortland (4-9) finished the day with an 18-17 upset versus York (10-4).

Springfield won seven of 10 matches in its opener versus York. Junior Derek McNerney's (Baldwin, N.Y.) win at 125 pounds, junior Pete Marques' (Massapequa, N.Y.) 10-2 major decision at 133 pounds and sophomore Mike Gaeta's (Manalapan, N.J.) win at 141 staked the Pride to an early 10-0 lead. Freshman Jake Tyler (Gouverneur, N.Y.) and senior Tim O'Donnell (Hudson,. N.H.) earned wins at 157 and 165 pounds, respectively, and senior P.J. Rovinelli (Framingham, Mass.) won at 184 pounds. Senior Scott Fay (Danbury, Conn.) finished the match with a 16-3 major decision at heavyweight.

Against Cortland, Springfield started with a forfeit win by Mike Fregosi (Carmel, N.Y.) at 125 pounds. Marques won 6-4 in overtime at 133 pounds with a takedown 32 seconds into the sudden death period. Gaeta won at 141 pounds to push the lead to 12-0. Other winners for the Pride were Tyler at 157, O'Donnell at 165, freshman Elliot Smith (Richville, N.Y.) at 184 and senior Jason Leckey (Guilford, Conn.) at 197. Fay won by forfeit at heavyweight.

Springfield 23, York 10
125 - Derek McNerney (S) dec. Rob Cooper, 3-2
133 - Pete Marques (S) major dec. Mike Weber, 10-2
141 - Mike Gaeta (S) dec. Luis Quinones, 12-5
149 - Jim Russial (Y) dec. Mark DeCiccio, 4-2
157 - Jake Tyler (S) dec. Garrett Faulkner, 4-2
165 - Tim O'Donnell (S) dec. Jerry Bowne, 7-5
174 - Jase Stas (Y) dec. Bill Koch, 5-0
184 - P.J. Rovinelli (S) dec. Rob Mentz, 9-4
197 - Matt Chrzanowski (Y) major dec. Jason Leckey, 8-0
HWT - Scott Fay (S) major dec. Sean Cunningham, 16-3

Springfield 30, Cortland 11
125 - Mike Fregosi (S) won by forfeit
133 - Peter Marques (S) dec. Matt Sganga, 6-4 (ot)
141 - Mike Gaeta (S) dec. Jason Chase, 6-2
149 - John Franchi (C) pinned Adam Uffleman, 3:51
157 - Jake Tyler (S) dec. Eric Sciutto, 13-7
165 - Tim O'Donnell (S) dec. Troy Tooley, 6-5
174 - Stef Sair (C) tech. fall Andre Lee, 6:59 (27-10)
184 - Elliot Smith (S) dec. Mark Maglione, 4-1
197 - Jason Leckey (S) dec. Matt Eldredge, 6-2
HWT - Scott Fay (S) won by forfeit
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